This is Kansas ... the heartland. Wheat Capital of the U.S. Breadbasket of the World. So yeah, we’re kind of a big deal. Manhattan hosts the biennial National Festival of Breads again in 2019 at spacious Manhattan Conference Center.
NFOB traces its roots to the 1990 Kansas Festival, and categories have evolved over time. In 2009, the initial NFOB was staged in Wichita. Ronna Farley from Maryland was the 2017 grand prize winner.